A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie is stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
The names and types of the cookies we use are:
|_ga, _gid, _gat||These cookies are used by Google Analytics. They collect information on how visitors use the site. The data collected is in anonymous form and is also used by Google to produce reports that help us improve the site.|
|wfvt_[hash]||These contain information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.|
|wordfence_verifiedHuman||Used by Wordfence (a WordPress plugin) to protect the site against malicious attacks.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||This plugin is used by WordPress to see if the user’s browser has options for reading cookies enabled|
How to disable cookies in your browser
Visit www.codacomms.com/disabling-cookies for more information.